My Daily Devotional

Is God Shaping You

“Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 2:5

This is one of the most powerful scriptures in the Bible, but tells us the goal we should strive for in our lives. We know that Jesus was perfect, that He never sinned, and that He lived a life that was the extreme example for each of us to strive for. When we look at the attitude of Jesus and see His true heart, this is the true test of the kind of person we need to be, and also tells us how we are to get there. The Bible tells us, “Do not be transformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:2 If you look at our society today, we are not being transformed into the likeness of God, but the world is transforming us to be like the world instead. We have compromised our values so much, just in our generation alone, that we are becoming a worldly nation, instead of a godly nation. The world is transforming and brainwashing us by its advertisements, its conversation, its sexuality, its permissive behavior, and all the other secular philosophies into a worldly nation. We are replacing God’s values, and striving to be more like Him, by giving in to the world’s values and being more like the world. A simple test to see if you are falling prey to this, is to time yourself the next time you read the Bible and pray. Compare this to the amount of time you spend watching television, surfing the internet, playing video games or other pastimes. Is God getting His share of your time and attention. This simple test will let you know if the world is shaping you, or if God is.

Pastor Robert William Brock My Daily Devotional Volume Five
December 11


About robertwbrock

Robert William Brock, Jr. I was born in Pineville, Kentucky, the son of Robert William Brock and Irene Napier, I grew up in the beautiful southeastern part of Kentucky. I attended Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky graduating with a degree in Business Administration and Accounting. Early in my career I became interested in Health Care Administration and spent the rest of my career in Hospital Administration, where I retired after 45 years. After retiring from health care I have devoted the past ten years to a ministry, having founded and directed the Nehemiah Network, which provides assistance to the needy people in our area, by bringing together the numerous community organizations, churches and businesses to work collectively to meet the community needs. The Nehemiah Network concept has now spread throughout the nation and over 10,000 programs have been developed, in almost all the states, adopting the framework of the Network. I am a published author of 17 Christian books, and have spent over thirty years tracing my ancestors and writing a book about my Kentucky Heritage. My books are listed below: “Our Kentucky Heritage” “My Daily Devotional” "My Daily Devotional Volume II" "My Daily Devotional Volume III" "My Daily Devotional Volume IV" "My Daily Devotional Volume Six" "My Daily Devotional Volume Seven" "God’s Plan for the Family” " God’s Plan for a Father” "God's Plan for a Joy Filled Life" "The Silent Church" "God's Plan For Financial Freedom" "Living Without Sin" "My Kentucky Heritage" "Brock Family Cookbook" All of my books can be ordered at by typing in my name Robert William Brock, Jr. As part of my ministry I write a free daily devotional which is distributed on a daily basis to over 2 million people daily via e-mail. I live with my wife Margaret of 45 years in East Liverpool, where we have resided for over 33 years. We have three children and six grandchildren.
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